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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    I sampled it last year and did not much care for it, didn't even taste like a whiskey to me. The tell was that when I asked the rep what they would compare it to, they had no answer. Maybe I got stuck with a dimwit rep because they didn't seem too knowledgeable on the whiskey side of things, but I really didn't care for their attempt at whiskey at all. Their vodka is fair, but I haven't had anything spectacular from them, their Gin made me cringe too.

    http://www.drinkspirits.com/distille...ery-303-vodka/

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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Seems to me that if you created a spirit from a potato...it's vodka (which just means alcohol.) If you age it, then it's aged vodka.

    They can call it whiskey...don't mean it is whiskey (said in my thickest Texan accent.)

    However, on second thought, what if they just added potato to a grain mix?
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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
    Seems to me that if you created a spirit from a potato...it's vodka (which just means alcohol.) If you age it, then it's aged vodka.
    Vodka must be distilled at a minimum 95% ABV (190 proof).

    So what would you call a vodka distillate that was produced at a lower proof?

    It might be they queried the TTB on this point, who came back with, "Oh, hell, call it whiskey if you want."
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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    It might be they queried the TTB on this point, who came back with, "Oh, hell, call it whiskey if you want."
    Yeah, I've heard that the TTB process can be, how should we say, less than rigorous. Apparently the industry practice if you have a label rejected is to send the exact label back again and hope it lands on someone else's desk.

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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    Vodka must be distilled at a minimum 95% ABV (190 proof).

    So what would you call a vodka distillate that was produced at a lower proof?
    Potcheen, maybe?
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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    So what would you call a vodka distillate that was produced at a lower proof?
    Straight up "hooch"
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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    I see this all the time on shelves here in CO. And it frustrates me every time. It's not whiskey if its made from potatoes! I hope the regulations aren't becoming more lax...

    I also tried it at a local festival, back before I knew anything about it. Let's just say I didn't enjoy it.
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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    There is an awful lot of people who believe Irish whiskey is made from potatoes...

    (when I first keyed that in I used the word "astonishing" rather than "awful" but then considered the long list of other silly things people believe...and went back and changed it...)
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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    How on earth did this get by the TTB?

    https://www.ttbonline.gov/ALFD/publi...10327003000001

    Last time I checked, Potatoes weren't a grain.

    Anyone heard of or tried it?
    I went to the distillery a few months back. The whiskey is not whiskey. It tasted like caramel flavor was added yuk! On the other hand, Rob's Mtn. Gin is very good IMO.

    On another note, has anyone tried Fireside Colorado Straight Whiskey? It is pretty new (last month or so?). It is from Mile High Spirits and it looks like they were originally a private labeler.

    http://www.privatebranddistilling.com/our-brands/

    I'm going to their new storefront the afternoon to pick up a bottle.

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    Re: Potato Whiskey

    Quote Originally Posted by spence21989 View Post
    I went to the distillery a few months back. The whiskey is not whiskey. It tasted like caramel flavor was added yuk! On the other hand, Rob's Mtn. Gin is very good IMO.

    On another note, has anyone tried Fireside Colorado Straight Whiskey? It is pretty new (last month or so?). It is from Mile High Spirits and it looks like they were originally a private labeler.

    http://www.privatebranddistilling.com/our-brands/

    I'm going to their new storefront the afternoon to pick up a bottle.
    Interesting. I wonder who makes it? It's described only as "whiskey distilled from grain."

 

 

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